Riley Herbst Tag

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – For the vast majority of Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway it looked like another non-too-subtle reminder of how good the NASCAR Xfinity Series triumphant trio has been – championship leaders Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick showed the way. Ultimately it was Custer’s time to celebrate this weekend, leading a dominant 151 of the race’s 200 laps to take his fourth Xfinity win of the season in the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and the sixth victory ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time in his NASCAR career, Riley Herbst will pull double duty at Michigan International Speedway. Herbst will drive the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 and the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Camry in the ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200 for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 20-year-old has two ARCA starts at the 2.0-mile track. He finished runner-up after leading seven laps in last year’s ARCA race at Michigan. “I can’t wait to get onRead More
Charlie Krall, ARCA Communications Manager Logan Seavey (No. 20 Craftsman Toyota) took the lead on lap 66 and withstood four late-race restarts to claim his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in Monday’s General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Seavey’s win was the 50th for the Venturini Motorsports team dating back to team owner Bill Venturini’s first series win at Flat Rock Speedway in 1984. Seavey, the current USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Series point leader, started fourth but was 12th after two laps, theRead More

Posted On August 21, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Climbing the Ladder: Riley Herbst

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Riley Herbst at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 19-year-old is the driver of the No. 18 NOS / ORCA Coolers / Advance Auto Parts Toyota Camry in the ARCA Racing Series. Herbst won the 2017 Scott Rookie of the Year Award in ARCA. Herbst is currently third in ARCA’s Championship Points Standings, 410-Points behind Sheldon Creed. The Las Vegas, NV native has also competed with DGR – Crosley Group and KyleRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars have won 11 of the 15 races so far in the 2018 season. For the 16th race of the season, the series visits the high banked 0.5-mile Bristol Motor Speedway for the UNOH 200. No Cup drivers, teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, stage racing, and the regular season finale are just some of the storylines heading into the 16th race of the season at Bristol. Coverage for the UNOH 200 is scheduled to start Thursday nightRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MDM Motorsports driver Anthony Alfredo gained plenty of experience and seat-time in his ARCA Racing Series debut. Alfredo replaces Toni Breidinger as the most recent driver to make their debut in ARCA competition. He finished inside the top-10 after staying out of trouble throughout the PapaNicholas Coffee 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Alfredo was just one member the MDM Motorsports brigade in the No. 40 CECO Building Systems Toyota Camry, battling with ARCA regulars Gus Dean, Joe Graf, Jr., and Riley Herbst off and onRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — The final results on Friday night at Gateway Motorsports Park credit Riley Herbst with a fifth-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series Papa Nicholas 150. But it wasn’t as good of a night as it looked on paper, as Herbst battled back from two issues during the course of the 120-lap event. “Awful, I don’t know,” a dejected Herbst said on pit road after the checkered flag when asked to describe his day. “We had a good car and finished fifth withRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — Sheldon Creed earned the General Tire Pole Award for Friday night’s ARCA Racing Series Papa Nicholas 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The top starting position was the second of his career in his 27th start. Creed’s lap on the repaved track shattered the previous ARCA qualifying record, set by Tim Steele (33.646 seconds, 133.745 mph) in 2001. Creed leads the championship standings by 55 points over his MDM Motorsports teammate Zane Smith and picks up an additional five championship points from his qualifying effort.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the 10th race of the season, the series visits the unique 1.250-mile Gateway Motorsports Park for the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, drivers making their debuts, no Cup drivers, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the seventh race of the season at Iowa. Coverage for the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200 is scheduled to start Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. Gateway has been on the Truck SeriesRead More
By Rob Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — The green flag would soon wave, but before Justin Allgaier went elbows up, he draped his arms around his four-year old daughter, Harper Grace. The tender embrace painted a poignant Father’s Day image moments before the outset of the hotly-contested eighth annual Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at the .875-mile Iowa Speedway. But another stirring photo op developed two and a half hours later, as dad exulted amid strands of confetti in Victory Lane — and this time the triumph came withRead More